January 2019

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Warrior girls win third straight

 

Senior ZeAnna Phillips looks for an open teammate during South Winn’s victory over Turkey Valley on Friday, Dec. 21. Phillips had two points and two rebounds in the 47-43 win. (Jennifer Olsen photo)

 

Warrior girls win third straight

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team rounded out the 2018 portion of the season on a positive note, notching a 47-43 win over Turkey Valley on Friday, Dec. 21.

The Trojans had the upper hand early on, leading the Warriors by a score of 23-20 at the half.

Wed
02
Jan

SW boys outlast Trojans

 

South Winn senior Cole Klimesh is focused as he lines up a shot during recent Warrior basketball action against Turkey Valley. SW won the contest, 59-47, on Friday, Dec. 21, to bring a 6-2 record into the holiday break. (Jennifer Olsen photo)

 

SW boys outlast Trojans

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior boys’ basketball team picked up win number six of the season on Friday night, Dec. 21, as it defeated Turkey Valley, 59-47.

“This was a great team victory for our guys,” said coach Blake Moen. “From start to finish, our guys did a great job of staying focused and staying the course throughout the entire 32 minutes.”

Wed
02
Jan

Snow days: More than what meets the eye

 

During the winter months, South Winneshiek superintendent Kris Einck takes on an expanded role as he has the ultimate say in whether or not school will be delayed, let out early, or cancelled due to inclement weather across the district. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Snow days: More than what meets the eye

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

As most Iowans know, winters in the Midwest can present a number of obstacles when it comes to transportation. One of the biggest ways that freezing rain, snow, wind, and ice can affect people across the state is weather-related school delays, early-outs, and cancellations. While most people can simply check their Smartphone or watch the local news to find out if school will be disrupted, there is much more that goes into making the decision than what meets the eye.

“Student safety is the number one priority when it comes to inclement weather,” said South Winneshiek superintendent Kris Einck. “I will do everything in my power to insure that students are in the classrooms that I can, but I will also err on the side of caution every time if road conditions are not ideal.”

Wed
02
Jan

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis

 

 

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis, 83, of Florence, AZ passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018 with her husband, Tom, by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, after which Barbara will be buried in the Elgin Cemetery.

Barbara Kay was born in Elgin, IA, the daughter of Leo and Freida (Miller) Boleyn.  

She attended Elgin schools. 

She married Richard Chicken in 1951 and four children were born to this union: Dennis, Kurtis, Helen and Marcia. They later divorced and Barbara resided in CA, IA, and the last 40 years in AZ.

Barbara worked at various business jobs through her working years and finished her career as a realtor. 

Wed
02
Jan

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

 

 

Michael "Mick" Schupbach, 70, of Lansing, formerly of Fairbank, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his home in Lansing.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Church, Elgin.

Burial will follow at the Apostolic Cemetery, Elgin.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019) at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, and for one hour before services at the church on Thursday.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elgin is helping the family with arrangements.

 

 

Wed
02
Jan

Still no ice fishing

Still no ice fishing

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) still does not recommend ice-fishing at Volga Lake.

According to the DNR, “The edges are thin. Rain and rising river levels will create variable ice conditions. Use extreme caution as conditions can change fast. Ice depths are highly variable.”

 Lake Meyer has ice three to five inches thick, but extreme caution is urged. Edges may be soft; check ice depths often, especially near springs.

Wed
02
Jan

TigerHawks crush Eagles

TigerHawks crush Eagles

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ basketball team ended the 2018  part of the season with a 57-29 victory over Clayton Ridge Friday, Dec. 21, in Guttenberg.

However, it wasn’t an easy victory because, as co-head coach Matt Krambeer explained, “CR has one of the toughest venues in the conference to play in.” 

The night before, NFV won an emotional, hard-fought win over a tough New Hampton squad, and the team seemed to get off to a very sluggish start in Guttenberg, turning the ball over five times in the first quarter.

Despite that, the TigerHawks clung to a 9-8 lead at the end of the quarter. Over the next eight minutes, NFV relied on its defense and a 35-footer at the buzzer by Brooks Hovden to fashion a 27-17 halftime lead. 

Wed
02
Jan

Girls' BB whips Eagles

Girls' BB whips Eagles

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV girls’ basketball team stopped a two-game skid with a 60-27 pasting of Clayton Ridge on Friday, Dec. 21, in Guttenberg.

The game was never close as the TigerHawks blitzed the Eagles with an 18-5 run in the opening quarter. By halftime the gap was 28 points as NFV led, 41-13. 

Wed
02
Jan

Empire State of Mind: I'm one lucky guy

Empire State of Mind: I'm one lucky guy

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

It’s no secret that I love video games. 

I have loved them ever since picking up the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) — or what I called growing up “regular Nintendo” — controller and playing “Super Mario Bros.” I’m sure some of you remember how “Super Mario Bros” came with “Duck Hunt” on the same cartridge. I vividly remember the red and grey NES Zapper (gun) and how the plastic felt in my hand as I stood mere inches from the TV to shoot those darn ducks. 

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